NGC 6356

Alt. Designations: NGC 6356
Object Type: globular cluster
Constellation: Ophiuchus
Distance: 49.2 kly
Right Ascension: 17h 23m 35.0s
Declination: -17° 48´ 45"
Visual Magnitude: 8.2
Apparent Dimension: 10.0´ Dia.
Best Month To View: Jun

NGC 6356 is located in the constellation Ophiucus at a distance of 49,200 light-years, which calculates to a diameter of about 115 light-years given its size of about 8.0 arc-minutes on the sky (full Moon is about 30). This would actually make it among the larger clusters of the Milky Way.